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Flesh trade racket busted, 34 held
Students of colleges, fashion institutes among accused; to be produced in court today
Mohit Khanna
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 6
In a crackdown on flesh trade, the police raided a hotel near the Inter-State Bus Terminus and arrested 34 men and women belonging to various colleges and fashion institutes under the Immoral Trafficking Act.

Besides the manager of the hotel, Ram Narayan Panday, the police has booked Balwinder Singh Walia, a practitioner of Unani medicine.

ADP-West Gurpreet Kaur Purewal said those arrested would be produced before a court tomorrow.

The incident took place this afternoon when the police raided Diamond Hotel following a tip-off that the hotel authorities were running a flesh trade racket.

A team, led by Gurpreet Kaur Purewal and Salem Tabri SHO Dharampal, raided the hotel. A huge contingent of women constables accompanied the raiding team. The operation, named "Clean-up", was kept a secret and was supervised by Commissioner of Police PS Gill.

It is learnt that a similar racket was being run in another hotel, but the hotel authorities vacated the place as they got information about the police raid.

Sources said the police was shocked to find such a huge number of young men and women stuffed in tiny dingy rooms.

They were taken to the Division No. 5 police station. News regarding the busting of the flesh trade racket spread like wild fire and parents of young boys and girls were seeing making a beeline outside the police station. Some of them reportedly tried to exert political pressure to free their children.

Area residents have heaved a sigh a relief. "It was getting difficult for us to stand outside our houses. The place was swarmed by young boys and girls. We objected to it several times, but it to no avail," said a woman living in the area.

SHO Dharampal said all accused caught during the raid were major.


Extortion attempt foiled
Debt-ridden man held for bid to extort money from doctors
Mohit Khanna
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 6
A debt-ridden postgraduate man from Sangrur, who recites kirtan at Gurdwara Damdama Sahib at Jandiali village near here, masterminded an extortion bid to take Rs 1 crore from three city-based doctors after he failed to sell his kidney.

However, the accused, identified as Jaswinder Singh, fell in the police net within 24 hours.

On September 4, the city police went in a tizzy after a doctor couple received an anonymous SMS.

The urologist couple, Dr Vikas Gupta and his wife, reported to the police that the person had demanded an extortion of Rs 50 lakh.

It was stated in the text that if they failed to arrange the money, they would have to face dire consequences.

While the police had just begun the investigation into the matter, an eye specialist, Dr Gaganpreet, approached the police with a similar complaint stating that the person had demanded an extortion of Rs 50 lakh.

Gauging the gravity of the matter, Commissioner of Police Paramjit Singh Gill ordered a high-level probe into the matter and deployed the cyber cell to probe the issue.

It came to light that the man had procured a SIM card on the basis of fake documents and only two SMSes were sent from it.

Police sources said while the accused destroyed the SIM card after sending the text messages, the police managed to track the IMEI number from which the texts were sent.

A police team, including ACP Gurbains Bains and Inspector Ashok Kumar, soon conducted a raid and nabbed the accused from a gurdwara last night.

During questioning, he reportedly confessed to having committed the offence. Jaswinder Singh had reportedly borrowed Rs 20 lakh from his in-laws on 2 per cent interest.However, he could not repay the loan amount, which affected his marital life. Exasperated, he even decided to sell his kidney, but he was reprimanded by Vikas and his wife.Enchanted by the luxurious lifestyle of the doctors, he decided to extort money from them and sent a threat SMS.



Minor gangraped, 3 held
Our Correspondent

Koom Kalan, September 6
Three youths, including a school student, allegedly gangraped a minor girl last night.

The police has arrested the three youths on a complaint of the girl. Two of the accused have been identified as Jaskamal Singh and Ajay Kumar, both from Sahnewal. The third one is a minor from Tajpur.

The girl told the police that she is a student of Class XI of a private school. She alleged that a student of Class XII named Jaskamal Singh of Tajpur village often commented on her and she had also informed her parents about it few days back. Following which her parents reprimanded the boy. Last night, her mother was sleeping and her father was out for some work, while she was watching TV. At about 11pm someone knocked their door. She opened the door and found Jaskamal with two more youths on motorcycles. She alleged that she was forced to sit on a motorcycle by Jaskamal and one of the youth caught hold of her and sat behind her. She alleged that they took her to a deserted house near Kohara and raped her one after other. She was dropped near her house by one of the youths at about 4.30 am. After reaching home she narrated the incident to her parents and they reported the matter to the police. Koom Kalan police SHO said a case has been registered in this regard at Katani Chowki against the youths under Sections 363 and 376 of the IPC.

Chowki in charge Chamkaur Singh said, "Two youths are major, while one of them is minor." He said that the girl's medical report is awaited.

He said, "One of the youths, Jaskamal, is a student of same school the girl studies, while two others are his friends."



Man kills wife’s paramour
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 6
A man allegedly killed his wife's paramour in Maharban village here last night. The victim, identified as Pankaj (26), had come from Bihar nearly four years ago and was living in migrant quarters near Meharban.

According to residents of the area, Pankaj, who was working at a dairy, was having illicits relations with a woman for the past two years.

Pankaj used to visit the house in her husband's absence. The accused, Jai Parkash, came to know from his children that Pankaj used to visit his house in his absence.

Jai Parkash laid a trap and asked his wife to call Pankaj. The victim soon arrived at the house where Jai Parkash stabbed him. Pankaj fled from Jai Parkash's house and died on reaching his quarters.

According to the police, Jai Parkash fled the house along with his family.

The Meharban police has registered a case of murder.



Couple duped by cyber swindler
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 6
A cyber swindler allegedly duped a couple for Rs 23,000 on the pretext of offering a job in London. The police has registered a case against Locivi, a resident of London, and is investigating the matter.

The police is still clueless about the place from where the email was generated and the account in which the money was sent. According to the investigating officer, the name and address appear to be fake.

The complainant, Surinder Singh, a resident of New Janta Nagar, said his wife Sukhwant Kaur received an e-mail from Locivi stating that professionals were required by a company in London. Locivi asked them to submit their bio-data.

Surinder and Sukhwant's happiness knew no bounds as their dream of working in London appeared to be becoming a reality. They provided their bio-data. They then received another e-mail stating that they had been selected and were now required to pay Rs 23,000 as visa fee. Surinder Singh deposited the money in the account provided by the accused on August 12.

However, later they realised that they had been duped. Surinder brought the matter to the notice of police, which recorded his statement.



Railway employees stage dharnas, condemn new pension Bill
Charanjit Singh Teja
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 6
Railway employees staged two separate dharnas in support of their demands at the railway station today. The Northern Railway Men's Union (NRMU) organised a protest at the entrance of the station and criticised the Pension Fund Regulatory Development Authority Bill (PFRDA) passed by the Central Government recently.

Large number of employees gathered outside the inquiry window and staged protest. Passenger also faced inconvenience as the employees were sitting outside the inquiry window.

Daljit Singh, Divisional Secretary, Northern Railway Men's Union (NRMU), while addressing the employees, said: “The new pension bill is anti-pensioners and it will not serve them. As per the Pension Fund Regulatory Development Authority Bill, the government will put the 26 per cent amount of pensioner's fund in share market. The increase in the amount will not be distributed among the employees as the corporation or board concerned will be the beneficiary.”

“Government has decided to withdraw the Family Pension Scheme so now an employee will get pension for only 20 years after retirement. We oppose the anti-employees bill,” said Daljit Singh.

Meanwhile, the activists of the Uttariya Railway Mazdoor Union also staged a protest at platform number 1. The union leaders had been organising meeting from several days.

Ajay Kumar, divisional vice-president, Uttariya Railway Mazdoor Union, said the railway employees have been facing several problems due to the negligence of railway authorities. “Non-availability of specialist doctors at the Railways Hospital is a major concern. The railway quarters are in bad shape, roads of railway colonies are bumpy,” he said.



All is not well with Congress
District party chief skips programme chaired by CLP leader Jakhar
Minna Zutshi
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 6
District Congress Committee (DCC) Ludhiana (Urban) chief Pawan Dewan was conspicuous by his absence at a party programme chaired by Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Sunil Jakhar today. Congress MLA Bharat Bhushan Ashu accompanied Jakhar on the occasion.

Party sources reveal that Ashu is close to Jakhar, while the DCC president shares a good equation with a senior Congress leader who holds an important portfolio at the Centre. The differences between Ashu and the senior Congress leader remain unresolved, by the MLA's own admission. The MLA had skipped a recent programme in which the senior Congress leader was the chief guest.

Even though the party claims to be in preparation mode for the 2014 Parliamentary polls, the Congress leaders seem to be forging intra-party alignments with renewed vigour.

Member of Parliament from Ludhiana Parliamentary Constituency Manish Tewari has said repeatedly that no party has the power to defeat the Congress. The Congress defeated itself in the state assembly polls.

Meanwhile, when asked to comment on his absence from today's programme, Dewan said the CLP leader had neither contacted him nor informed him about his visit. “In the past too, I have not been taken into confidence,” he said.

However, the CLP leader said the party is united in its fight against the Akali-BJP Government in the state. He said, “If and when there's a big event, all the leaders will be together to participate in it.”

Women felicitated

Jakhar felicitated women from various villages of Raikot, who pledged their loyalty to the Congress . Chief of the District Mahila Congress (Rural) Neelam Kohli claimed that more than 150 women from families owing allegiance to the Akali Dal had switched their loyalty to the Congress.



Dirty water flows from taps

Ludhiana, September 6
Complaints of contaminated water have been received from various parts of the city.

Sushil Kumar, a resident of Rishi Nagar, said he was shocked to see a small snake in the tap water at his residence. “I have a small child in and I am really worried. How can the authorities be so careless?” he said.

Meanwhile, Kartar Singh from Madhopuri said small insects coming out of the water supply have become a routine affair in the area. Every now and then people complain but to no avail.

Residents of Jawahar Nagar have been regularly facing the problem and had also staged a dharna in this regard many times but no steps have been taken by the authorities to overcome this. — TNS



Chemists submit memo to Civil Surgeon
Charanjit Singh Teja
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 6
A day after the raids conducted by the Health Department on chemist shops, irked chemists visited the civil surgeon's office to give a memorandum to the Civil Surgeon, Subash Batta, with a demand of decreasing the number of police officials with the Health Department teams during the raids.

However, the civil surgeon was not available at the office as he had a meeting with the newly recruited Deputy Commissioner, Rajat Aggarwal.

Amandeep Ahuja, from Retail Chemist Association, said, “There are around 3,300 chemists in the city. We wanted to tell the civil surgeon that we are not criminals that the department raids along with 60-70 police officials. The presence of police in the chemist's shop defames the person’s reputation. We are not against the move of the Health Department to curb the sale of habit-forming drugs. But, we feel that such huge police force is not required for these raids.”

“It is sheer harassment of the chemists. We visited to the civil surgeon's office to give a memorandum but he was unavailable. Now, we will meet him on Monday and will discuss the matter,” he said.

The chemists demanded that the civil surgeon has to make a list of banned medicines for the clarity of chemists.

“We have also a deep concern with the youth of Punjab so we are always supportive to the department in this drive. If the department issues a list of the banned medicines, our association will not allow any chemist to sell such medicines,” said Aman Ahuja.



Lump sum tax for marriage palaces on cards
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 6
Punjab Excise and Taxation Department is planning to muster more revenue from marriage palaces by charging them lump sum tax.

With the levying of lump sum tax, the department expects its revenue from marriage palaces to increase by 70 per cent. At present marriage palaces are paying luxury tax, value added tax (VAT) and excise duty on liquor.

Under the proposal, the department will be creating different slabs of rent starting from Rs 25,000 in order to calculate tax on the palaces. According to sources, the department had even conducted sting operations by sending decoy customers to few marriage palaces to know actual price being charged from customers for holding marriage functions.

“Department is working out on a proposal for levying lump sum tax on marriage palaces since it has been observed that marriage palaces indulge in tax evasion by understating their income,” said a senior official from the department.

“During sting operations, it was that found marriage palaces were indulging in under billing in order to pay less tax. There is huge difference between the price they charged and the price they write on the bill,” said the official.



Illegal alterations in HIG flat invite MC action
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 6
Under a drive against illegal change of land use and conversion of residential buildings into commercial establishments, a team of the municipal corporation today pulled down extensions and alterations being carried out in an HIG flat on Maharani Jhansi Road for converting a part of the building into three shops.

Officials and staff of the building branch of the MC, accompanied by a police force, razed the supporting pillars, partition walls and projection of the lintel with the help of a JCB machine and labour.

Madanjit Singh Bedi, building inspector of the MC, who led the operation, said violation of building norms and illegal change of land use was rampant in this particular locality which was close to the upmarket shopping area of Ghumar Mandi.

He said no unlawful extension, alteration or construction in residential flats would be permitted for commercial exploitation."The civic body has issued show-cause notices to at least 15 other owners of HIG flats in this locality who have fully or partly converted residential buildings into commercial establishments. The violators have been given 15 days' time to file their reply and put a stop to commercial use of their buildings immediately. Failure to do so will attract penal action like sealing of the commercial buildings and demolition," an MC official said.



Rs 3.65 crore for local programmes on Ludhiana FM
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 6
The Directorate General of the All-India Radio has allocated Rs 3.65 crore for the generation of local programmes to be broadcast on the Ludhiana FM launched recently by Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari.

A spokesperson of the Prasar Bharti said, “This will facilitate the generation of daily two-hour local programmes on the Ludhiana FM.”

The Director General of the All-India Radio has allocated additional funds of Rs 2.65 crore for the year 2013-14 for generation/production of daily two-hour local programmes on Ludhiana FM. Earlier, Rs 1 crore was allocated for the production of local programmes for the Ludhiana FM. This amount was enhanced to Rs 3.65 crore with the additional allocation. The additional allocation of funds has been placed at the disposal of the Station Director, All-India Radio, Jalandhar, for two-hour daily local programmes.

It has also been specified that this amount will not be diverted for any other purpose.



Conference on plastic surgery begins today

Ludhiana, September 6
The Department of Plastic Surgery, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, is organising a two-day conference of the North Zone Association of Plastic Surgeons of India and a live workshop on FUE Hair Transplant and Lasers in Post Burn/Acne Scars at Dumra Auditorium.

The conference will be held on September 7-8 and will cover a wide range of aesthetic and reconstructive topics by renowned faculty from various parts of the country, informed Professor and Head of Plastic Surgery Dr Sanjeev Uppal. The conference is accredited for 8 credit hours by the Punjab Medical Council. — TNS



Sliding rupee: NRIs invest in real estate
Manav Mander
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 6
With Indian rupee sliding down the graph the situation is brimming up for the real estate and has come to the forefront as a possible investment hub for the non-resident Indians (NRIs). During bad times of the Indian economy, NRI investments in realty can provide the much needed capital to keep running development projects.

The NRI investment in Indian real estate is a good sign for the sector as there has been a slowdown due to limited availability of capital and bank finance. The current slowdown in the Indian currency has created an environment that will surely draw maximum the NRI investment in realty sector.“Most of the NRIs, being strong against the Indian currency, yield enough amounts for possible investment in Indian properties. A large number of the NRIs, who have financing options, are investing and borrowing property in India at low rates,” said Pritpal Singh, property advisor. Home ownership in the country is one of the most satisfying means available to the NRIs to stay connected with their motherland. Very often, such investments in their country of origin help them to maintain their relationships back home while they make fortunes abroad. Most of the NRIs plan to come back to India someday.



District-level poster-making contest organised
Tribune News Service

A student takes part in a poster-making competition under the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan in Ludhiana on Friday
A student takes part in a poster-making competition under the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Inderjeet Verma

Ludhiana, September 6
A district-level poster-making competition was today held under the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan for all government schools of the dirtrict.

Students were given five topics, including increasing population, Kargil, Vijay Diwas, Sorry is the best weapon, Child labour and National Integration to prepare the posters.

District education Officer (S) Paramjit Kaur Chahal said, “It is only through such activities that we come to know about the hidden talents of the students.”



Auditions for upcoming reality show held

Judges of an upcoming reality show, “The City Crawl by IICE”, in Ludhiana on Friday
Judges of an upcoming reality show, “The City Crawl by IICE”, in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Ludhiana, September 6
Judges for an upcoming television reality show ‘The City Crawl by IICE’ came to the city to audition for the same. DJ Barkha Kaul, DJ Khushi, singer Suryaveer Hooja and choreographer Gaggun Bedi visited Hype-Urban Hara today for the auditions.

“We are looking for girls who are not only beautiful but also have an attitude, an aura and could grab attention with her persona, and also possess an X-factor,” said Suryaveer.

The winner would be provided an opportunity to pursue her dreams and career, said DJ Barkha. Girls shortlisted from 12 cities would contest for the grand finale in Goa. — TNS



Man booked for bid to molest daughter
Mohit Khanna
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 6
A day after a 14-year-old girl was attacked her on face by a jilted middle-aged lover in the Field Gunj area, the humanity was yet again put to shame, this time by a 61- year- old father.

The Sadar police has booked a 61-year-old man in an attempt to develop physical relations with his daughter. The accused has been identified as Tajpal, a resident of Bhai Himmat Singh Nagar. According to the complainant, 31, is employed with a private firm.She said that she runs the house and take care of her mentally-challenged mother.She added that her mother was bedridden for the past 15 years. She informed the police that her father had been making sexual advances for nearly eight years. She reportedly told the police that due to fear of social embarrassment she kept quite.She said there were times when she kept herself locked in a room along with her mother for the whole night. She reportedly told the police that she could not share her mental agony with her friends and relatives.She said she tired to confront her father. But she was subjected to brutality and was thrashed badly by him.

On July 1, she was again thrashed by her father following which she reported the matter to the police after medical examination.

Following a probe, the police has registered a case against Tejpal for obscenity, assault and outraging the modesty of woman and started the investigation.



Man refuses to pay up Rs 2.87 lakh, booked
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 6
The city police has booked a person for refusing to pay Rs 2.87 lakh after purchasing pure ghee. The accused has been identified as Ashok Mango, a resident of Focal Point. The incident took place last year and the case was registered. According to the complainant, Harkesh Kumar, a resident of Mall road, the accused gave order of pure ghee on telephone. As per the telephonic deal he delivered the goods. But the accused did not pay him Rs 2.87 lakh. When Harkesh asked him for the payment, the accused started threatening him. The police has booked the accused under Sections 406 and 506 of the IPC.

Two booked for kidnapping minor

The city police has booked two persons for kidnapping a 13-year-old girl on the pretext of marriage. The accused have been identified as Deepak Shah and his uncle, Sunil Shah, both residents of Bihar, currently at Dasmesh Nagar. The incident took place on August 1. According to Manoj Singh, father of the victim, a resident of Dasmesh Nagar, his daughter went missing from home and they started searching for her. Later, they came to know that the accused have kidnapped her daughter on the pretext of marriage. They brought the matter to the notice of the police. The police has booked the duo under Sections 363 and 366 of the IPC.

Students’ union president arrested

Gurtej Singh Balloke, president of SOI, has been nabbed by the CIA with two pistols and 10 gm of narcotic powder. Sources said Gurtej was behind the recent attack on his rival leader of another students’ union, Amanpreet Khangura. Sources added that he was picked up by the CIA today evening but the CIA officials have refused to divulge any details about the arrest.

Dharna against insurance company

High drama took place outside Kunal Palace today morning when a man, Amarjit Singh, along with his family staged dharna against an insurance company.Amarjit claimed that the insurance company did not pay him compensation. He said he kept visiting their office but none of the employees resolved his issue.Finally, he sat on a dharna against the insurance firm today.



2 proclaimed offenders held

Khanna, September 6
The Khanna police has nabbed two proclaimed offenders who had allegedly murdered three persons at Sudhar and Khanouri in Punjab and stole hundreds of tyres from various states, including Punjab, Haryana and Rajsthan. The accused has been identified as Harjinder Singh alias Raju and Gopal Singh alias Bunty, both residents of Sabdalpur village in Patiala district. SSP Khanna, Sushil Kumar, said the police launched a special drive and arrested them.

“The duo confessed that they stole a truck in 2009 near Manjio Sahib and drove it after pushing the driver out on Dehlon road. Later, they took out 120 tyres worth lakhs of rupees. In other incident in 2009, they robbed a canter after tying the driver of the canter on the Samrala-Ludhiana road and fled away with 110 tyres. In 2012, they broke the shutters of a shop near Bhattian village and fled away with tyres worth thousands of rupees.

The alleged accused were presented in the court and were sent to police remand till September 11. — OC



Plywood prices set to go up by 10%
Manav Mander
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 6
Dwindling rupee is casting its spell on every commodity and now plywood manufacturers have decided to raise the price by 10 per cent.

“With input cost becoming unbearable we have no other option but to increase the prices. The rates of plywood and plyboard will be increased by 10 per cent across all the product categories,” said Ashok Juneja, chairman of Punjab Plywood Manufacturers Association.

Weakening of the rupee has squeezed down their profit while the cost of production has increased considerably. Chemicals like formaline, phenol are imported from countries like China and Vietnam and with the dwindling rupee the cost of production has head northwards.

Juneja said the notification to declare Plywood industry as agro-based is still pending. The association has already written to the Department of Industries and Commerce and financial commissioner development in this regard.

“We will get 5 per cent interest subsidy on bank loans if our industry is declared agro-based industry by the Punjab government,” he said.

“The Central Government should exempt plywood industry from excise duty since agro-based units are contributing much for the progress of the farmers and industry,” Juneja said. Plywood makers have also demanded that the state government should not charge any market fee on poplar and eucalyptus trees sold by farmers directly to the industry.

Meanwhile, the construction business is already going into losses with people putting their plans on hold. “To further add to our woes the rates of plywood will also be increasing. There is literally no work in the market,” said Tarsem Singh, a builder.



Assault on lawyer
Judicial remand of accused extended
Legal Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 6
Judicial Magistrate Ashish Thathai today extended the judicial remand of two persons facing accusations for attacking a city lawyer and his family.

Accused Naunihal Singh of Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana, and Ravi Sarandeep Singh of Mullanpur were arrested near the Silver Arc Mall on Ferozepur road.

A case under Section 307 of IPC was registered against the accused at Division No 5 police station last week following the statement of victim Aman Mehta, a city lawyer.



punjab baseball meet
Ludhiana emerge champions
Anil Datt
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, September 6
Ludhiana district survived a scare from Kapurthala district before coming out triumphant 2-1 in the women's section in the seventh Senior Punjab State Baseball Championship (men and men) being played at Sahi Sports College, Samrala, near here today. Twelve teams competed in the women's section.

In the final, Amanjot Kaur Bains and Sandeep Kaur accounted for one run each to steer Ludhiana team to victory. Patiala district thrashed Ropar district 9-3 to secure third position.

In the semifinals, Ludhiana routed Ropar 11-1 and Patiala defeated Moga 9-3 to storm their way into the final.

Earlier, in the league encounters, Moga beat Fatehgarh Sahib 3-0; Ferozepur defeated Mohali 2-0; Patiala blanked Bathinda 5-3; Kapurthala outplayed Sahi Sports College, Samrala 7-4; Ludhiana beat Moga 10-0; Ropar defeated Ferozepur 11-1; Patiala got the better of Jalandhar 2-0 and Kapurthala pipped Amritsar 1-0.

Sarabjit Kaur, Chairperson and Gurbir Singh, general secretary, Punjab Baseball Association distributed the prizes.



Alpine school players win laurels in TT
Anil Datt
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, September 6
Students of Alpine International Senior Secondary School gave an excellent performance to hog the limelight at the Ludhiana Sahodaya School Complex (west) Table Tennis Tournament organised by the education department on Alpine School campus here, recently.

Players from the school annexed five out of six titles that were decided in the tournament. Amrit Indo-Canadian Academy clinched one title (girls U-16) to make a mark.

In the girls’ U-14 category, Alpine International School registered 3-0 to begin their hunt on a sound note. Khushi drubbed Pawanpreet while Nandani defeated Harneet Kaur and Harman outplayed Ravneet Kaur to fetch the title. However, in the girls U-16 group, Amrit Indo-Canadian Academy survived some anxious moments before romping home victorious 3-1 against Alpine International School. Pawneet Kaur of academy went down fighting against Vanshika 2-3. But Manpreet Kaur levelled the score as she got the better of Sumedha 3-2. In the third match, Karishma made in 2-1 in favour of the academy.

Alpine International School recorded a 3-0 win over Amrit Indo-Canadian Academy to win the title. Kanika outclassed Balvinder Kaur, Supriya overwhelmed Simrat Kaur and Parul outplayed Arshveer to complete the rout.

In the boy's section, Alpine International School dominated and wrapped up all the three titles. In the Under-14 category, Alpine School beat DAV School, Jagraon, 3-0. Aryan beat Ishan, Gaurav pipped Gurpartap while Somaya outnumbered Paras.



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